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Force Majeure and COVID-19: Legal risks of a double-edged sword

Does the COVID-19 event constitute a force majeure under national or international law? Governments will need to carefully consider force majeure claims and exposure stemming from the global pandemic.

2019 IGF Annual Report

The 2019 IGF Annual Report chronicles a year of growth and engagement with our member countries to ensure mining activity supports sustainable development.

Mining Indaba 2020 Sustainability Forum – Mining 4.0: How technology and innovation are transforming the mining sector

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) hosted a Sustainability Forum on February 3, 2020, with participants of the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town at the Roof Terrace Room of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of the forum was Mining 4.0: How technology and innovation are transforming the mining sector. The IGF partnered with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Tax Justice Network Africa for this year’s annual forum.

Mining Tax Policy Responses to COVID-19

Governments are taking drastic measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 and support impacted people. At the same time, policy makers are under pressure to protect livelihoods and the economy. Resource-rich developing counties may need to consider providing support to the mining sector in response to the pandemic. During a crisis, delivering good policy is critical. Towards that end, IGF and ATAF have published this guide examining mining tax policy responses to COVID-19.

PDAC Sustainability Forum: The Future of Work in the Minerals Industry

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) hosted a Sustainability Forum on the sidelines of the 2020 PDAC Convention on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.